Narendra Modi: Will he be the 'X' Factor in Indian Cricket?

Narendra Modi's landslide victory in the recently concluded Indian general elections has been hailed by many. While there is a general anticipation of sweeping changes in the different political, social and economic spheres, a change in Indian sports - cricket in particular - can also be expected.

updated: May 27, 2014 08:34 IST
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New Delhi: Narendra Modi was sworn in as India's 15th Prime Minister on Monday with 45 ministers taking oath as members of the cabinet. In the high-profile guest list was Amit Shah - a close aide of Modi who is credited for Bhartiya Janta Party's resounding performance in Uttar Pradesh. Shah is not just known for his political expertise but is also being tipped as a future vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

In fact, cricket aficionado Shah has been an active member of the Gujarat Cricket Association with Modi as its president. While experience may not be an issue, cricket administration in the country may see an overhaul if Shah - who has already represented Guajarat in BCCI's Annual General Meetings, becomes the vice-president.

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